The Best Thing You Can Steal
by Simon R. Green

Welcome to London, but not as you know it. A place where magics and horror run free, wonders and miracles are everyday things, and the dark streets are full of very shadowy people . . .

Gideon Sable is a thief and a con man. He specializes in stealing the kind of things that can’t normally be stolen. Like a ghost’s clothes, or a photo from a country that never existed. He even stole his current identity. Who was he originally? Now, that would be telling. One thing’s for sure though, he’s not the bad guy. The people he steals from always have it coming.

Gideon’s planning a heist, to steal the only thing that matters from the worst man in the world. To get past his security, he’s going to need a crew who can do the impossible . . . but luckily, he has the right people in mind. The Damned, the Ghost, the Wild Card . . . and his ex-girlfriend, Annie Anybody. A woman who can be anyone, with the power to make technology fall in love with her.

If things go well, they’ll all get what they want. And if they’re lucky, they might not even die trying . . .


A treat for anyone who relishes the blending of alternate-world fantasy, urban fantasy, and the caper novel. Exciting, witty, and stuffed full of fun


Clever worldbuilding of Green’s alternate London

Publishers Weekly

A fast, fun supernatural thriller that never takes itself too seriously

Kirkus Reviews on The House on Widows Hill

A delightful series ... Thoroughly entertaining

Booklist on The House on Widows Hill

SF/fantasy fans who haven’t yet discovered the Jones novels are in for a real treat

Publishers Weekly on Night Train to Murder

Entertaining romp

Publishers Weekly on Night Train to Murder

Fun, fast-paced fare

Kirkus Reviews on Night Train to Murder

Simon R. Green

Simon R. Green was born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, where he still lives. He is the New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy science fiction and fantasy novels, including the Nightside, Secret Histories and Ghost Finders series, the Ishmael Jones mysteries, the Gideon Sable series and the Holy Terrors mystery series.Simon has sold more than four million copies of his books worldwide.

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The Best Thing You Can Steal by Simon R. Green is available in the following formats

Hardback978072789122829th January 2021147 X 225mm192£21.99
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